Have you ever wished you could go back in time to the moment before you made a particular choice and pause long enough to ask yourself, “Who will this impact?” What if Adam and Eve had paused? What if your parent had paused before they did or said the thing you still think about? Our choices matter so much because every decision we make affects someone else.

What massive decision is in front of you today?

Where to go to college?

What car to buy?

Which job to apply for?

How to raise your kids?

Choices like these shift the course of our future and we feel the weight of them. But what about the choices we don’t think matter?

Making your bed.

Opening the door for someone.

Thinking before speaking.

Giving a hug.

These small, spur of the moment choices don’t usually cross our minds a second time. They happen so quickly and pass almost without us noticing. What if these everyday, normal and mundane choices actually change our lives more than the ones we stress over and lose sleep from? I’ve come to learn that my small choices teach me how to make bigger ones. Treat small choices like they matter and the big choices will take care of themselves.

“Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.” Romans 12:2